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Long-Term Self-Help Tips

A big part of healing and your journey to recovery is having longer term plans in place, whether it’s rebuilding your personal boundaries, or growing your own support network.

We understand that long-term may not feel achievable for you right now, but Freeva are here to help you on your journey. We can work with you to reach any lifelong goals you may have, and help you to plan the route that is best for you.

Establishing Boundaries

Learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries, and communicate your needs clearly and assertively. Surrounding yourself with individuals who respect and support your boundaries is important. Don’t worry if you don’t yet feel ready for this step; setting boundaries is a long-term goal, and we can support you in working towards this if you are struggling.

Build Your Support Network

Grow a group of friends, family, or supportive people that you feel heard, safe, and comfortable around. It’s important to have people around you that understand your experiences. By sharing your feelings with others, asking for help when you need it, and surrounding yourself with positive influences, you can form a trusted circle of people that help you to feel validated, valued and supported.

Setting Goals

Being able to establish long-term goals for yourself can help you regain a sense of control and purpose. Remember to celebrate achievements and milestones along the way, no matter how big or how small – they are all worthy of recognition!

Need a Place to start?

If long-term life goals still feel like too big of a step for you right now, our everyday self-care tips are a great place to start.

Self-Care Tips

The trauma of experiencing domestic abuse can make self-care feel challenging. Self-care can come in many different forms, including physical and emotional. We’ve put together some practical tips for practicing self-care in your everyday life.

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Remember, the journey to recovery is unique for everybody.
Know that you are not alone, and that Freeva are here whenever you need us to listen and support.

Looking for support? Call our helpline today.

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